Centennial Park is a Nashville treasure. The Centennial Park Master Plan was developed in 2010 in collaboration with Mayor Karl Dean, Metro Parks, and The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park to restore, renovate, and revitalize Nashville's Central Park.

  • Phase One - Completed in 2015, Phase One was a $9 million private-public partnership that improved the water quality of Lake Watauga, increased pollination of flowering trees and shrubs with bees, unearthed the long-buried Cockrill Spring, built a dedicated space for Musicians Corner, created a new parking area surrounding the Parthenon and installed fresh native landscaping.
  • Phase Two - Breaking ground in 2018, Phase Two includes revitalizing the Great Lawn, doubling the amount of trails (walking, jogging and biking), constructing a new outdoor pavilion for a wide variety of events and the installation of a special lighting feature at the Parthenon to showcase the building's distinction that will be a destination in and of itself.

The next phase of enhancements envisioned by Phase Two will transform this cultural landmark to a vibrant, walkable, urban green space that will support and flourish alongside our city. In addition, Phase Two renovations will accomplish our goals of being an age-friendly park, a park that will be the central place to come and enjoy many activities. We are committed to making Centennial Park a model of sustainable ecological practice as well, accommodating modern uses that will stand the test of time as well as honor the history of its past.


As we embark on Phase Two of the Centennial Park Revitalization, The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park created the Centennial Park Capital Campaign to bring the Nashville community together in supporting our ambitious initiative to preserve, enhance and sustain our people's park for future generations.

Donations made to this campaign will help underwrite Phase Two of the Centennial Park Revitalization


Throughout Centennial Park’s history, Middle Tennesseans have rallied to preserve and enhance it. Now it’s our turn. Join us in making a donation to the Centennial Park Capital Campaign.